Viewing a PDF with Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ReggieS, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. ReggieS macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2011
    When I open a PDF with Safari am I viewing it with Safari itself or does Safari run the OS X native PDF viewer Preview? How does Safari handle PDF viewing? I'm running OSX 10.5 Safari 4.0.5.
  2. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    When you open the PDF, the menu bar will tell you which app you are currently using, Safari or Preview, depending on your settings in Safari for handling PDFs.
  3. ReggieS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2011
    I understand how to tell which program I am currently using. I am wondering more specifically if Safari and Preview use the same OSX native framework resources to display a PDF, or if there are two different frameworks for viewing a PDF in the system library.

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